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COMPACT is a quarterly publication for workers' compensation professionals. Published by the Department of Labor and Industry's Workers' Compensation Division, this newsletter provides the most recent news and case information in the field of workers' compensation. Visit the archive for past editions.

September 2023


Law changes, department updates

  • New benefit, provider feel levels, and fee schedules effective Oct. 1

  • Using the dispute certification process to settle disputes

  • ADR welcomes new supervisor Melissa Parish

  • Rehabilitation Review Panel seeks a new alternate member

Tips, reminders

  • Ask the ADR and Work Comp Campus pro

  • Stay in the know:  Subscribe for news from DLI

  • Translated materials, Language Line available via DLI website

  • Are you registered to vote?

Data reports

  • CompFact:  Return-to-work wage trends, distributions following vocational rehabilitation

  • Workers' compensation claim rates, benefits paid continue long-term downward trajectories

Events, training

  • Workers' compensation events calendar

  • Save the date:  Work Comp Forum set for Oct. 13

  • Free training:  Recordkeeping basics offered online Friday, Oct. 27

Court decisions

  • Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals decision

  • Minnesota Supreme Court decisions

August 2020 – Special edition:  COVID-19


  • DLI Workers' Compensation Division updates related to COVID-19

  • Denials of liability related to COVID-19 illnesses

  • Other denial scenarios that may also apply to COVID-19 claims

  • Helpful tips:  Conducting mediations, conferences remotely

  • Filing a first report of injury for COVID-19 claims

  • Department tracks workers'-compensation-related COVID-19 claims

  • COVID-19 and recordkeeping

  • Turn to Office of Workers' Compensation Ombudsman for help with claims

  • Discontinuing benefits on COVID-19 claims:  Specificity, layoffs

  • Waiver of workers' compensation rights prohibited

  • Worker protections related to COVID-19

Special editions

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